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I have installed i-bus.For typing purpose i need to install Tamil uni code.But i couldn't see Tamil language listed in the i-bus preferences.help me install language packs

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Check here: Reading and Writing in Tamil from Ubuntu. Its called "India Tamil Unicode". –  M.Meintjes Aug 13 '13 at 7:23
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Use the following command in terminal

sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n
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Yes, ubuntu supports tamil language. Please see the URL for details:

Is there support for Tamil?

Use the following command in terminal

$ sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n

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